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Reviews 2894 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: They offer a good amount of tutoring and have many resources.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are buttons for help almost everywhere.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So many places to choose from!

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: So many places that I don't have in my hometown.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I wish they had Taco Bell.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live in the area, therefore cannot speak to the above prices and neighborhood

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I'm not too familiar with the area

2 College Junior

Scholarships: The system notifications on what needs to be turned in could be clearer.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: People don't focus much on fashion, at the school most people are hard working and want to pay attention.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel very safe on campus, even just walking to and from my car.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There is alot of ethnic diversity on campus. To be honest, I haven't seen any LGBT individuals, but I am sure that there are some on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The business program is very impacted at the moment, so it is a bit of a struggle to get into the program. You have to have at least a gpa of 2.7-2.8 to even be considered into the program, and that doesn't guarantee getting in. You also have to take prerequisite classes which include: Business Management, Statistics, Business Math, MIS 1, 2, 3, Accounting 1, and 2. I have seen that there are quite a bit of internship opportunities, but since I am not in the program yet, I have not been able to take advantage of that yet.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are pretty okay. During the registration process you get a specific date and time, during which you can register for classes. If you are a freshman, you will have a later date than the upper students, unless you are in a special program that allows you to do early registration. The only popular study area I know is the library, which has several floors in which you can eat, do work on your computer, print things out, etc. The professors are pretty cool, but there will probably be a professor in which you will not like due to either a huge workload, or they consider attendance as part of your grade.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Sometimes if you want to email the financial aid office instead of phone them, they take a while to respond to your message. Also, the office doesn't open until 9am, so if you are planning on trying to get stuff done early, it can be a bit of a hassle to wait until then. The financial aid office is helpful when you ask questions. Every time I had a question, they would answer it in a manner that I understood, and would swiftly guide me with anything that I didn't understand.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I can not rate the campus housing because I do not currently live on campus. All I know is that the dorms are pretty close to the school, and that it is about a five minute walk.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a variety of food places to choose from such as Jamba Juice, Subway, Burger King, Panda Express, Gordito Burrito, Pizza Hut, etc. I feel though, that Jamba Juice is overcharging on their drinks because the one by my house doesn't cost me that much money. But overall, the food is good and prices are reasonable. I wouldn't recommend eating out every day.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: There is a lot of support offered on campus for anything health related. The gym on campus offers all types of medical attention as need be for students.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The access and information about games is out there for every student. They even offer an opportunity to feel apart of the sports community by joining an organization called Green Army.

College Junior

Greek Life: I don't really know much about Greek life so I don't truly feel all that comfortable speaking for or against it.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining near the school consists of basic fast food restaurants and a few different types of food.

3 College Junior

Administration: The strictness level on campus is basically the same for off of campus. meaning the way I feel about enforcement on a regular day in the city is the same feeling I get on campus everyday.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: If you like to have a good time, there are parties but for me personally I'm not really a party person.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: I would recommend the financial aid process for anyone! I think that it is a great way to help you get through college if finances are low or if you just need a little assistance. It is a process with deadlines and important dates, however, I think that it is totally and completely worth it.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a variety of food available on campus. Some are typical fast food restaurants but there are also some that offer healthier food for those who like to live a healthier lifestyle.


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Most students appreciate Sac State because it's pleasant, but they often wish it had more school spirit. The ones who are satisfied with it usually haven't been to other four-year universities, so they don't have anything major to compare it to from first-hand experience. Those who wish for more excitement usually mention wilder Bay Area campuses. A majority of people that attend Sac State just want a degree so they can get out. They know not to expect the typical college experience that makes for legendary times and awesome memories. Too many of them commute. If Sac State were more of an on-campus school, there would be more student satisfaction socially. If you decide to study here and want campus community, seek clubs or other social organizations as soon as possible. If you're laid-back and don't mind coming to a school where everyone just comes to get a grade and a job, make yourself at home.

Many students would be blown away if they knew how hard their education could be, but a lot of them are fine with Sac State's current academic level. Most assignments are easy, and it's surprising what students worry about. There's a writing test, the Writing Proficiency Exam, that all students must take before advancing to higher-level classes, and it has a fearsome reputation because many of them make a big deal about it. But in reality, it's nothing more than an in-class essay where you offer your opinion on a certain topic—that's all. Although most Sac State students don't think their education is lacking, when they voice concerns, it's obvious that something's missing. If they were used to consistently working harder, that test would be a breeze.

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